Tag: cats

Endings, Beginnings & #2

Sometime in May we began hearing faint mewing noises under the house through the vents inside and realized we had a family living “downstairs.” Our normally closed-up four foot crawl space was discovered by an expecting Mama where the bricks had been moved. Four to six weeks later, we saw evidence of our new “neighbors.”…

Blossoms’ Cheer

We had to put down our 17 year old cat two days ago. I haven’t been able to see straight ever since. I feel shaky. Kind of lost. “It was just a cat” are the words I think I see when people find out what our week was like. Pain is pain. Period. Of course,…

Retirement–Day 9–Lessons From My Cat

It’s Retirement–Day 9–and while my body understands what happened, I’ve noticed a cerebral hitch in my get-along. I can’t relax. I’m wound up tighter than a __________. You may fill in the blank. Be kind. I’ve mentally cut people off this past week. I’m not sorry. I want them to stop talking. I’m nearly choking…

Retirement–Day 4

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ~ Stephen Hawking Gandalf saw his doctor, and he didn’t want to go. Sinks must feel much safer, a thing I didn’t know. He assessed his new surroundings, thought it through and through. He took immediate action and said, “Forget, you!” If he can do it, so…

Retirement–Day 2

Got up. (Tripped over the rug, actually, but I stayed vertical.) Had breakfast. (I LOOKED AT the fruit bowl; does that count?) Brushed my teeth, used inter-dental brush. (Once a hygienist….BTW, have you flossed today? I’m talking to you, yeah, you. Don’t be messing with me; we can always tell, and you know I’ll ask…

But I LIKE it Back Here

One never truly knows until the pet comes home how the interaction and blending with existing pets will go, how the days will unfold. This is our first rescue pet. This male, our Gandalf, from all outward clues, is one happy boy. He’s quite healthy; heart and lungs are in tip top shape, as are…